Have you ever wondered how well you would be able to handle a dark, life-threatening situation? What if it wasn't your life on the line, but somebody else's? The latest game coming from PQube is going to put you in this exact situations.
Stay is going to be a game where you play as, well, yourself. The premise of the game is consists around a an abduction victim with you being his only link to the outside world through a computer chat room. Your responses, timeliness, and effective choices will shape the story on whether you are able to help the victim escape or reach their untimely demise. Check out the trailer:
Our poor victim's name is Quinn. He is a therapist who wakes up alone and locked in a strange room with nothing of note save for a computer hooked up to an internet chat room. You are the only other member of this chat room and, as Quinn's only contact with the outside world, you become his single ray of hope.
I think the most intriguing aspect of this game for me is that the clock never stops. Stay plays out in real-time, meaning that every minute spent away from the game is a minute Quinn is left alone. Drop out of conversations or leave Quinn to fend for himself for too long and there may be consequences. Quinn is on edge, and so every response matters. Prove yourself a compassionate ally and he'll learn to trust you and share his findings and deepest thoughts. Fail, and his emotions may work against you.
This game will include multiple chapters, each with multiple choices to be made. Solving puzzles, both directly and indirectly, will help you unearth more of the secrets surrounding this game. A game like this is also sure to have multiple endings, so be sure not to take Quinn - or possibly even yourself - down a path you don't want to end up in.
Set to launch in Spring of this year on PC and Xbox One, this is one game to keep an eye on. The easy path isn't always the best one to take, but do you think you could get Quinn out alive?